Whatever Happened to the Backyard? The Minimisation of Open Space in Australian Suburbia

Tony Hall,¬†Griffith University, Brisbane Abstract Although a substantial backyard might be considered an iconic Australian feature, by the late 1990s, almost all new suburban houses had minimal provision of soft-landscaped private open space. Quantitative analyses of examples from older and newer suburban form indicate that this phenomenon is happening irrespective of size of lot and …

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